2. 1,000 rebounds
Barnes was dominant on the glass at times, using his ability to grab offensive rebounds for putbacks to great effect while being one of the few Raptors who managed to hold his own on the defensive end. Barnes might already enter four digits after just two digits.
1K in this area puts him in the same company as Oliver Miller, Tracy McGrady, and Kevin Willis. An even more lofty goal for Barnes to challenge for is 1,200 rebounds, which would tie him with Ed Davis for 19th all-time in Raptors history. Not too bad for someone who wasn’t projected as a starter by some when he was drafted.
Toronto Raptors: Scottie Barnes can dominate the glass.
Barnes has a 7-3 wingspan, and he has used every inch of that to pile up double-doubles against some of the best interior big men in the game. Barnes might be listed as a small forward and have a game centers around being a perimeter nuisance, but he has shown to be 100% viable as a small-ball big man.
While Toronto is one of the best teams in the league at creating second-chance points on offense, they are also less than impressive at preventing those points on the defensive end. This slightly new roster has placed a clear emphasis on being a better rebounding team, and Barnes is expected to be part of the solution.